10 Million Euro for Biofabrication Research in Germany

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has approved the establishment of a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) with the topic “Biofabrication: from the fundamentals to functional tissue models”. The new CRC will receive a total of €10 million in funding for an initial four-year period, starting on 1 January 2018, with the perspective of a maximum funding over 12 years after re-evaluation every 4 years.

The CRC was granted to a consortium between the universities of Würzburg, Erlangen-Nürnberg and Bayreuth. Spokesperson of the CRC is Prof. Jürgen Groll from the University of Würzburg (email: trr225@fmz.uni-wuerzburg.de). The CRC comprises 18 projects that are grouped in the three areas bioinks, method development and tissue models, with an initial focus in the advancememt of tailored bioinks and methodology for printing and characterization and the ultimate goal to generate functional human tissue equivalents.

PhD positions will be available from January 2018 on in different topics of biofabrication at the 3 universities. Contacts are Prof. Jürgen Groll (spokesman, contact person for the University of Würzburg), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (contact person for the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Prof. Thomas Scheibel (contact person for the University of Bayreuth).

Biofabrication 2018: Save The Date

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ISBF 2017 Election Results

ISBF announces its newest members to the Board of Directors:

  • John Fisher, University of Maryland, USA
  • Koichi Nakayama, Saga University, Japan
  • Marcy Zenobi-Wong, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

For more details, visit our Board Members page. 

2017 Senior Scientist Winner announced: Dr. Wei Sun

Dr. Wei Sun, member of the ISBF, was selected as winner of the Senior Scientist Award. Congratulations! More information can be found HERE.

2017 Young Investigator Award Winners announced

The ISBF Awards Committee has thoroughly reviewed and selected the awardees for this years Young Investigator Awards. The winners of the ISBF awards are shown HERE.

2017 ISBF Election for the open Board Positions

An online election will be held to fill the 3 open Board of Directors positions at the ISBF between October 1 – October 14, 2017. Details about the 9 candidates and the election procedure can be found HERE.

Award information now available at the annual Biofabrication conference website!

This is a chance for young & senior investigators to apply for great awards. Visit the ISBF awards tab for more information.

Biofabrication journal celebrates another impact factor increase

The Biofabrication journal celebrates its new impact factor of 5.240! For mor information visit: HTTP://IOPSCIENCE.IOP.ORG/JOURNAL/1758-5090

University of Maryland to Lead NIH-Funded Center for Engineering Complex Tissues

College Park, Md. — The University of Maryland announced today that it will lead a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Biomedical Technology Resource Center (BTRC) aimed at advancing techniques to create complex tissues and parts for the body, such as for organs and bone. The NIH awarded a $6.25 million grant to the newly established Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT), for which Rice University and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) will serve as key partners. Read more HERE.

Biofabrication Conference 2017

The 2017 Biofabrication conference will be held in Beijing, china on October 15-18. AlI information is now available on the BIOFABRICATION 2017 WEBSITE or HERE


Congratulations to President of the ISBF, Jos Malda

Dr. ir. jos malda, president of the international society for biofabrication, is now professor of translational regenerative medicine and head of research at the department of orthopaedics at utrecht university. he is also professor of translational regenerative medicine at the department of equine sciences at utrecht university.

New attendance record

The International Conference for Biofabrication 2016 has broken last years attendance record. With the community growing steadily, we are looking forward to next years biofabrication conference which will be held in beijing, china.